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Missouri Deer Population Status Report and 

2010-2011 Deer Season Summary 

Prepared by: Jason Sumners and Lonnie Hansen, Resource Scientist 

Resource Science Division— IVIissouri Department of Conservation 



Population Status 

One of the goals of deer regulation liberalizations over the last decade has been to decrease deer numbers in many 
parts of Missouri. In addition to liberalization of antlerless harvest, an antler point restriction (APR) has been 
implemented in many counties in an effort to shift harvest pressure from bucks to does (Figure 1). Increased harvest 
pressure on does should result in fewer does in the population and resulting in fewer does needing to be harvested over 
time to maintain populations at desirable levels. Over the past several years harvest of does has consistently exceeded 
antlered buck harvest. The result is a change in the sex ratio of the populations and a projected need to harvest fewer 
does over time as they make up a smaller portion of the population. 

Coupling regulation liberalizations with periodic natural mortality events (Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease; EHD) has 
resulted in decreasing deer numbers in a number of counties particularly in central, northern and western Missouri. 
Prior to 2007, our limited experience with previous widespread hemorrhagic disease outbreaks indicated that the need 
for regulation changes in response to an outbreak largely depended on habitat quality and deer abundance. It was 
believed that in counties with low or moderate deer densities regulation restrictions may have to be implemented, 
whereas in our best deer habitat the impacts might be corrected without a regulation change. This previous experience 
does not appear to be reflective of deer populations following the 2007 EHD outbreak. We believe that harvest levels, 
particularly of does, and hunting pressure have remained high and not allowed deer numbers to rebound. In fact, 
harvest has driven some populations considerably lower, even in areas considered to be good deer habitat with 
previously high deer densities. 



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Figure 1. Statewide estimated deer population and total deer harvest from 1938 to 2010 (left). Number of antlered 
bucks and does in the statewide deer harvest from 1978 to 2010(right). 



Lower deer populations are reflected in landowner and hunter attitude concerning deer abundance (Figure 2 & 3). In 
general, the percentage of hunters and landowners who perceive that there are too few deer has increased in the last 5 
years. This increasing dissatisfaction with low population densities combined with the realities of decreased harvest in a 
number of counties make it prudent to consider future regulation changes in some counties to stabilize deer populations 
at desirable levels. 



2004 



2010 





Figure 2. Percentage of production landowners surveyed in 2004 and 2010 that feel there are too many deer. 

2004 2010 





Figure 3. Percentage of hunters surveyed in 2004 and 2010 that feel there are too few deer. 



Although there continue to be areas with greater than desirable deer numbers, deer overabundance is much less of an 
issue in rural Missouri today than it has been in the past. However, the biggest deer management problem area in 
Missouri and most other states is associated with our cities. Deer are highly adaptable and can thrive in and adjacent to 
urban settings. Unfortunately, our ability to manage deer through hunting in these settings is often limited by city 
ordinances prohibiting the discharge of weapons and a lack of hunting access. 

We have received an increasing number of complaints from hunters about a lack of deer sightings in 2010, particularly in 
central Missouri. Some of this can be attributed to an abundant acorn crop in the Ozarks; however, it is also reflective of 
decreasing deer numbers in many parts of rural Missouri as a result of liberal bag limits and the lingering effects of 
hemorrhagic disease. Overall rural deer populations appear stable or decreasing in much of Missouri. 

The 2010 harvest was affected by several factors: 

• Liberalization of deer harvest in recent years has generally resulted in higher doe harvests and, as a result, in 
many counties across Missouri overall deer populations have stabilized or declined. 

• Acorn production in much of Missouri was high in 2010. Abundant mast crops are associated with low deer 
harvests in the Ozarks because deer tend to be dispersed across the landscape and do not concentrate around 
openings. This is apparent in the 2010 harvest with most of the decreases over the 2009 hunting season 
occurring in southern Missouri (Figure 4). 

• The 2010 deer season marked the third year of the antler point restriction (APR) for 36 central and western 
counties. Based on our evaluation of the APR in 2004-2007, harvests are depressed the first year of the APR and 
recover in following years as the number of legal bucks in the population increases over time. 

• In August and September of 2010 hemorrhagic disease affected parts of Howard and Randolph Counties. More 
widespread outbreaks occurred between 2005 and 2007 with one of the largest and most widespread outbreaks 
on record occurring in 2007. The effects of these outbreaks are still being felt in some counties. 




Figure 4. Percent change in total county deer harvest from 2009 to 2010. 



2000 Deer Harvest Rates 




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Figure 2. Total, doe, antlered buck and button buck harvest per square mile during the 2000-2001 Deer Hunting 
Season. 



2005 Deer Harvest Rates 





Figure 3. Total, doe, antlered buck and button buck harvest per square mile during the 2005-2006 Deer Hunting 
Season. 



2010 Deer Harvest Rates 






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Figure 4. Total, doe, antlered buck and button buck harvest per square mile during the 2010-2011 Deer Hunting 
Season. 



Antler Point Restriction: 

An antler point restriction (APR) of 4-points on at least one side was first implemented in 2004 for 29 counties in North 
and Central Missouri (Old Central, Old North; Figure 5). In 2008, the 4-point antler restriction was expanded to all or part 
of 66 counties across North and west central Missouri. APR has been successful in reducing yearling buck harvest and 
increasing recruitment of bucks into older age classes. On average in APR counties 1.5 year old bucks make up 17% of 
the antlered buck harvest. Two and one-half, 3.5, and >4.5 make up 50, 25, and 8% of the antlered buck harvest, 
respectively (Figure 5). 



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Figure 5. Portion of total antlered buck harvest made of 1.5, 2.5, 3.5, and >4.5 years old for different regions of 
Missouri under the 4-point antler restriction and those counties not under antler point restrictions. 

We have observed the greatest increase in the harvest of 2.5 year old bucks as a result of the APR. Harvest of bucks > 3.5 
years of age is lower in the APR counties added in 2008 because there has only been one cohort of protected yearling 
bucks recruited into the 3.5 year old age class since implementation of the APR in the new counties. In the next 2 to 3 
years it is expected that the harvest of > 3.5 year old bucks will increase as additional bucks are recruited into older age 
classes. 



Chronic Wasting Disease Update 

In March of 2010, MDC staff responded to the finding of CWD in a captive big-game shooting area in southeast Linn 
County by working with landowners in parts of Linn, Macon, and Chariton Counties to collect 153 free-ranging deer from 
a 5 mile radius around the infected high-fence facility. All 153 samples were negative. During opening weekend of the 
2010 November portion of the firearms deer season hunters voluntarily submit 554 samples from adult deer for testing 
from a 25 mile radius around the infected hunting preserve. Taxidermist collected an additional 213 samples bringing 
the total number of samples collected with 25 miles of the infected hunting preserve, since March of 2010, to 920 with 
no detectable CWD prions (Figure 6). 



In addition to the sampling within 25-miles of the infected hunting preserve, MDC collected 1987 samples from adult 
deer from North and West-Central Missouri (Figure 7). In the fall of 2011 additional surveillance will occur in the 



remaining half of the state not sampled in 2010. Since 2001, MDC has tested 30,198 free-ranging deer with no 
detectable CWD prions. 




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2010. Darl<er shading indicates greater number of deer 
sampled per section. 





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Figure 7. Missouri counties in which free-ranging 
white-tailed deer were tested for CWD in 2010. 



In the winter of 2011 the United States Department of Agriculture in cooperation with the Missouri Departments of 
Agriculture and Conservation successfully completed depopulated the infected big-game shooting area. Since the 
winter of 2010 more than 150 cervids from the infected facility were tested for CWD with no additional CWD prions 
detected. 

Since 2001, the MDC has tested more than 36,000 free-ranging white-tailed deer. Statewide and targeted testing of sick 
deer continues throughout the state. 



General Information about the 2010-2011 Deer Season 
Season Dates: 

Archery Season: September 15 through January 15, closed during the November portion of the firearms deer 
season 

Firearms Season: 

Urban Portion: October 8-11 
Youth Portion: October 30-31; January 1-2 
November Portion: November 13-23 
Antlerless Portion: November 24-December 5 
IVIuzzleloader Portion: December 18-28 

Bag Limit: 

Archery Deer: Archery Deer Hunting permits allows for the taking of two deer of either sex, except that only one 
antlered deer may be taken before the November portion of the firearms season. Unlimited numbers of 
additional antlerless deer may be taken on Archery Antlerless Deer Hunting Permits in selected counties 

Firearms Deer: Firearms Any-Deer and Antlerless Permits were sold over-the-counter in unlimited quantities. 
An Any-Deer Permit was valid for one deer of either sex in any county. A Firearms Antlerless Permit was valid 
for one antlerless deer of either sex in any county. An unlimited number of Firearms Antlerless Permits could be 
filled in 74 counties (only the urban portion of 3 of these counties), one could be filled in 29 counties (only the 
rural portion of 3 of these counties) and none could be filled in 14 counties. 

Harvest Reporting: Successful hunters are required to report their harvest by 10PM of the day of harvest using 
Telecheck (telephone or internet) 



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180,000 

160,000 

140,000 

120,000 

100,000 

80,000 

60,000 

40,000 

20,000 





I Archery Hunters 
I Archery Harvest 




550,000 
500,000 
450,000 
400,000 
350,000 
300,000 
250,000 
200,000 
150,000 
100,000 



I Firearms Hunters 
I Firearms Harvest 




2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 



2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 



Figure 5. Trends in the number of individuals holding an archery and firearms deer hunting permit and harvest. 

Archery Deer Season Summary 

There is a long term trend on increasing participation in the archery season and that is reflective in archery season deer 
harvest numbers. In 2010, archers took 42,372 including 21,467 does, 4,996 button bucks and 15,909 antlered bucks, 
which was a 14% decrease from 2009 (Table 1). Sale of archery permits decreased by 1% to 100,482; landowner archery 



10 

permittees only changed slightly at 79,964 (Table 2). Individual nonresident archers totaled 9,408 which was a 3% 
increase from 2009. The record for archery harvest was set in 2009 at 49,010 deer harvested. The 2010 harvest is only 
slightly lower than the total of 42,802 from 2008 and greater than the 39,387 from 2007. 

Firearms Deer Season Summary 

Resident Firearms Any-Deer and Antlerless Permit sales in 2010 both declined by 1% from those in 2009 (Table 2). 
Nonresident firearms permittees totaled 16,135, which was similar to the total in 2009 (Table 2). Nonresident firearms 
hunters purchased a total of 27,788 permits, down 1% from 2009 (Table 2). A total of 487,535 individuals possessed a 
firearms deer hunting permit in 2010, similar to that in 2009 (Table 3). 

Deer harvest during the 2010 firearms season totaled 230,162, a 6% decrease from 2009 (Table 1). This included stable 
harvest in north and west Missouri (Northwest, Northeast, Kansas City and Southwest regions) and decreased harvest in 
central and southeast Missouri (Central, St. Louis, Ozark and Southeast regions). Of this total, 109,205 were does, a 9% 
decrease from that in 2009; 32,986 were button bucks, a 9% decrease; and 87,971 were antlered bucks, a 2% decrease. 
Harvest by any-deer permittees included 79,108 does, 24,105 button bucks and 63,424 antlered bucks. Harvest by 
firearms antlerless permittees included 85,023 does and 23,756 button bucks. Firearms landowner permittees took 
63,010, which was 27% of the total firearms harvest. Much of the reduction in deer harvest for 2010 from 2009 is a 
result of a good acorn crop across southern Missouri and lower deer numbers in northern Missouri. 

The early and late youth-only portions continue to be popular with 13,369 and 1,301 deer, respectively taken in 2010. 
The total youth portion harvest in 2010 decreased by 3% from 2009. It consisted of 8,199 antlered bucks, 1,810 button 
bucks and 4,661 does (Table 1, pg 9). The number of permits sold to youth 15 and younger totaled 71,849 in 2010. 

Harvest during the Urban Zones portion decreased from 1,457 in 2009 to 586, a 60% decrease. The muzzleloader 
portion harvest was 12,945, a 19% decrease from 2009. The antlerless portion harvest was 15,217, a 31% decrease from 
2009. Despite the decrease in harvest for both the muzzleloader and antlerless portion, harvest totals for these two 
portions has increased with the change in timing that occurred following the 2008 deer season. 

Managed Deer Hunts 

Overall, hunters harvested 2,665 deer during the managed deer hunts in 2010. 



Table 1. Deer Season Harvest Summary 



11 



Season/Portion 


Antlered Deer 


Button Bucks 


Does 


Total 


2009 


2010 


% Diff 


2009 


2010 


% Diff. 


2009 


2010 


% Diff. 


2009 


2010 


% Diff. 


Arcnery 


16,b/6 


1b,909 


-4 


6,384 


4,996 


-22 


26,0b0 


21,46/ 


-18 


49,010 


42,3/2 


-14 


Urban 


10 


/ 


NA 


285 


114 


-60 


1,162 


46b 


-60 


1,4b/ 


b86 


-60 


barly Youth 


/,111 


/,929 


12 


1,//3 


1,b/0 


-11 


4,b/4 


3,8/0 


-lb 


13,4b8 


13,369 


-1 


NovemDer 


79,346 


76,962 


-3 


26,926 


26,134 


-3 


8b,064 


83,648 


-2 


191,336 


186,/44 


-2 


Muzzieioaaer 


3,278 


2,6bb 


-19 


2,b31 


1,941 


-23 


10,106 


8,349 


-1/ 


15,91b 


12,94b 


-19 


Antieriess 


138 


148 


NA 


4,581 


2,98/ 


-3b 


17,353 


12,082 


-30 


22,0/2 


1b,21/ 


-31 


Managea Hunts 


3/1 


/2/ 


96 


368 


442 


20 


1,103 


1,496 


36 


1,842 


2,66b 


4b 


Late Youth 


320 


2/0 


-16 


306 


240 


-22 


1,081 


/91 


-2/ 


1,/0/ 


1,301 


-24 


1 otai hirearms 


90,203 


8/,9/1 


-2 


36,402 


32,986 


-9 


119,340 


109,20b 


-8 


24b,94b 


230,162 


-6 


Total 


107,150 


104,607 


-2 


43,154 


38,424 


-11 


146,493 


132,168 


-10 


296,797 


275,199 


-7 



Table 2. Summary of Permit Sales and Harvest by Permit Type 



Permit Type 


Number of Permits 


Number of Deer Harvested 


2009 


2010 


% Diff. 


2009 


2010 


% Diff. 


Permittee Archery 


101,926 


100,482 


-1 


21,312 


19,315 


-9 


Landowner Arcliery 


79,892 


79,964 





6,757 


5,380 


-20 


Youtli Arcliery 


5,354 


5,880 


10 


736 


618 


-16 


Permltee Archery Antieriess 


44,138 


43,029 


-3 


13,990 


12,231 


-13 


Landowner Archery Antieriess 


123,565 


123,759 





5,756 


4,318 


-25 


Youth Archery Antieriess 


1,394 


1,501 


8 


258 


228 


-12 


Permittee Firearms Any-Deer 


296,198 


294,451 


-1 


73,139 


69,076 


-6 


Landowner Firearms Any-Deer 


172,753 


175,050 


1 


38,867 


34,480 


-11 


Youth Firearms Any-Deer 


41,514 


50,062 


21 


12,729 


15,848 


25 


Permittee Firearms Antieriess 


224,837 


221,737 


-1 


79,134 


75,213 


-5 


Landowner Firearms Antieriess 


151,839 


156,508 


3 


31,305 


28,530 


-9 


Youth Firearms Antieriess 


20,143 


21,787 


8 


6,594 


6,592 



















Resident Firearms 


893,196 


891,807 





235,119 


218,659 


-7 


Nonresident Firearms 


28,050 


27,788 


-1 


10,533 


11,080 


5 


Resident Archery 


347,106 


345,127 


-1 


45,732 


39,033 


-15 


Nonresident Archery 


9,167 


9,408 


3 


3,077 


3,057 


-1 




Permittee Archery & Firearms 


749,470 


743,312 


-1 


211,776 


199,121 


-6 


Landowner Archery & Firearms 


528,049 


535,281 


1 


82,685 


72,708 


-12 



Table 3. Deer Permit and Harvest Facts 



12 





Archery 


Firearms 


Total' 


Resident Permittees^ 


98,688 


330,157 


428,845 


Non Resident permittees^ 


7,752 


18,118 


25,870 


Landowners^ 


79,964 


175,050 


255,014 


Total ^ 


177,061 


487,535 


507,068 


Age Distribution of hunters 








<10 


1,452 


19,227 


- 


11-15 


9,503 


46,168 


- 


16-40 


79,052 


184,878 


- 


>41 


87,054 


237,262 


- 


Antlerless permit sales 








1 


22,403 


133,366 


155,769 


2 


6,147 


27,104 


33,251 


3 


1,268 


6,366 


7,634 


>4 


825 


4,049 


4,874 


Number of deer taken 











144,962 


310,322 


313,422 


1 


24,982 


137,837 


140,859 


2 


5,323 


30,606 


37,416 


3 


1,192 


6,265 


9,934 


>4 


602 


2,505 


5,437 


Number of antlered deer taken 











161,655 


400,118 


408,246 


1 


14,965 


87,077 


94,231 


2 


439 


337 


4,397 


3 


2 


3 


194 


Percentage taking; 








> Ideer 


18.13 


36.35 


38.19 


Ideer 


14.11 


28.27 


27.78 


2 deer 


3.01 


6.28 


7.38 


> 3 deer 


1.01 


1.80 


3.03 


Percentage taking: 








1 antlered buck 


8.45 


17.86 


18.58 


2 antlered bucks 


0.25 


0.07 


0.87 


>3 antlered bucks 


0.00 


0.00 


0.04 










Percentage of deer taken by nonresidents 


7.2 


4.8 


5.1 


Percentage of deer taken by landowners 


22.9 


27.4 


26.4 



Number of any-deer permits issued 

Number of individuals, including nonresidents, possessing a permit, not number of permits issue 





Table 4. Archery and Firearms harvest totals for the 2010 M 


issouri Deer Season 














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County 


Archery 


Firearms 


Totals 




Doe 


Button 
Buck 


Antlered 
Buck 


Total 


Doe 


Button 
Buck 


Antlered 
Buck 


Total 


Doe 


Button 
Buck 


Antlered 
Buck 


Total 


Adair 


256 


50 


216 


522 


1519 


477 


1096 


3092 


1775 


527 


1312 


3614 


Andrew 


92 


12 


89 


193 


656 


178 


723 


1557 


748 


190 


812 


1750 


Atchison 


144 


23 


128 


295 


569 


124 


648 


1341 


713 


147 


776 


1636 


Audrain 


135 


47 


87 


269 


985 


333 


638 


1956 


1120 


380 


725 


2225 


Barry 


159 


46 


160 


365 


680 


208 


816 


1704 


839 


254 


976 


2069 


Barton 


155 


28 


119 


302 


572 


168 


545 


1285 


727 


196 


664 


1587 


Bates 


143 


23 


95 


261 


850 


253 


655 


1758 


993 


276 


750 


2019 


Benton 


294 


66 


177 


537 


2134 


714 


1295 


4143 


2428 


780 


1472 


4680 


Bollinger 


200 


66 


177 


443 


982 


295 


1042 


2319 


1182 


361 


1219 


2762 


Boone 


356 


79 


223 


658 


1313 


431 


918 


2662 


1669 


510 


1141 


3320 


Buchanan 


58 


9 


62 


129 


451 


133 


398 


982 


509 


142 


460 


1111 


Butler 


174 


57 


186 


417 


566 


175 


635 


1376 


740 


232 


821 


1793 


Caldwell 


133 


14 


77 


224 


759 


216 


589 


1564 


892 


230 


666 


1788 


Callaway 


391 


107 


220 


718 


2062 


629 


1321 


4012 


2453 


736 


1541 


4730 


Camden 


323 


82 


195 


600 


1702 


540 


991 


3233 


2025 


622 


1186 


3833 


Cape Girardeau 


287 


58 


157 


502 


616 


178 


818 


1612 


903 


236 


975 


2114 


Carroll 


145 


24 


103 


272 


1080 


232 


935 


2247 


1225 


256 


1038 


2519 


Carter 


105 


44 


128 


277 


502 


154 


570 


1226 


607 


198 


698 


1503 


Cass 


159 


27 


137 


323 


729 


210 


719 


1658 


888 


237 


856 


1981 


Cedar 


120 


37 


80 


237 


980 


351 


622 


1953 


1100 


388 


702 


2190 


Chariton 


121 


22 


102 


245 


1025 


273 


793 


2091 


1146 


295 


895 


2336 


Christian 


149 


38 


141 


328 


551 


147 


664 


1362 


700 


185 


805 


1690 


Clark 


182 


45 


179 


406 


1098 


340 


825 


2263 


1280 


385 


1004 


2669 


Clay 


292 


52 


196 


540 


419 


99 


452 


970 


711 


151 


648 


1510 


Clinton 


64 


15 


63 


142 


528 


114 


407 


1049 


592 


129 


470 


1191 


Cole 


120 


31 


81 


232 


628 


230 


370 


1228 


748 


261 


451 


1460 


Cooper 


155 


32 


87 


274 


1084 


279 


736 


2099 


1239 


311 


823 


2373 


Crawford 


212 


68 


162 


442 


998 


315 


1008 


2321 


1210 


383 


1170 


2763 


Dade 


54 


15 


56 


125 


344 


122 


529 


995 


398 


137 


585 


1120 


Dallas 


199 


46 


171 


416 


1233 


412 


986 


2631 


1432 


458 


1157 


3047 


Daviess 


181 


42 


133 


356 


1232 


326 


989 


2547 


1413 


368 


1122 


2903 


Dekalb 


62 


18 


64 


144 


611 


172 


559 


1342 


673 


190 


623 


1486 

























































14 




V 


Archery 


Firearms 


Totals 






r 

County 


Doe 


Button 
Buck 


Antlered 
Buck 


Total 


Doe 


Button 
Buck 


Antlered 
Buck 


Total 


Doe 


Button 
Buck 


Antlered 
Buck 


Total 


Dent 


180 


42 


137 


359 


1087 


318 


920 


2325 


1267 


360 


1057 


2684 


Douglas 


139 


51 


134 


324 


899 


278 


1022 


2199 


1038 


329 


1156 


2523 


Dunklin 


42 


9 


39 


90 


107 


39 


170 


316 


149 


48 


209 


406 


Franklin 


371 


115 


214 


700 


1746 


550 


1236 


3532 


2117 


665 


1450 


4232 


Gasconade 


244 


46 


116 


406 


1631 


510 


1046 


3187 


1875 


556 


1162 


3593 


Gentry 


120 


23 


123 


266 


867 


213 


798 


1878 


987 


236 


921 


2144 


Greene 


199 


55 


204 


458 


843 


242 


674 


1759 


1042 


297 


878 


2217 


Grundy 


100 


20 


104 


224 


813 


219 


667 


1699 


913 


239 


771 


1923 


Harrison 


195 


32 


230 


457 


1349 


389 


1220 


2958 


1544 


421 


1450 


3415 


Henry 


214 


51 


104 


369 


1565 


458 


822 


2845 


1779 


509 


926 


3214 


Hickory 


192 


53 


106 


351 


1427 


447 


745 


2619 


1619 


500 


851 


2970 


Holt 


93 


19 


102 


214 


581 


121 


618 


1320 


674 


140 


720 


1534 


Howard 


183 


32 


109 


324 


1008 


316 


707 


2031 


1191 


348 


816 


2355 


Howell 


262 


55 


219 


536 


1825 


556 


1330 


3711 


2087 


611 


1549 


4247 


Iron 


46 


19 


55 


120 


259 


93 


339 


691 


305 


112 


394 


811 


Jackson 


557 


103 


360 


1020 


448 


121 


440 


1009 


1005 


224 


800 


2029 


Jasper 


216 


46 


210 


472 


616 


205 


966 


1787 


832 


251 


1176 


2259 


Jefferson 


512 


123 


235 


870 


1297 


393 


880 


2570 


1809 


516 


1115 


3440 


Johnson 


192 


45 


107 


344 


1085 


331 


793 


2209 


1277 


376 


900 


2553 


Knox 


254 


66 


196 


516 


1461 


477 


982 


2920 


1715 


543 


1178 


3436 


Laclede 


197 


65 


189 


451 


1561 


493 


1254 


3308 


1758 


558 


1443 


3759 


Lafayette 


81 


11 


48 


140 


537 


146 


374 


1057 


618 


157 


422 


1197 


Lawrence 


116 


37 


101 


254 


451 


144 


597 


1192 


567 


181 


698 


1446 


Lewis 


167 


33 


117 


317 


1045 


325 


744 


2114 


1212 


358 


861 


2431 


Lincoln 


325 


92 


187 


604 


1460 


466 


982 


2908 


1785 


558 


1169 


3512 


Linn 


272 


52 


181 


505 


1270 


344 


1060 


2674 


1542 


396 


1241 


3179 


Livingston 


124 


32 


112 


268 


953 


255 


801 


2009 


1077 


287 


913 


2277 


IVIacon 


372 


84 


228 


684 


2054 


727 


1360 


4141 


2426 


811 


1588 


4825 


Madison 


72 


16 


76 


164 


410 


145 


497 


1052 


482 


161 


573 


1216 


IVIaries 


120 


35 


99 


254 


901 


320 


649 


1870 


1021 


355 


748 


2124 


lUlarion 


149 


34 


111 


294 


986 


298 


647 


1931 


1135 


332 


758 


2225 


IVIcDonald 


114 


25 


131 


270 


541 


152 


742 


1435 


655 


177 


873 


1705 


IVIercer 


196 


37 


210 


443 


954 


299 


893 


2146 


1150 


336 


1103 


2589 

























































15 




County 


Archery 


Firearms 


Totals 






Button 


Antlered 






Button 


Antlered 






Button 


Antlered 




Doe 


Buck 


Buck 


Total 


Doe 


Buck 


Buck 


Total 


Doe 


Buck 


Buck 


Total 


Miller 


177 


61 


100 


338 


1204 


390 


669 


2263 


1381 


451 


769 


2601 


Mississippi 


40 


2 


30 


72 


84 


16 


174 


274 


124 


18 


204 


346 


Moniteau 


98 


23 


63 


184 


636 


194 


414 


1244 


734 


217 


477 


1428 


Monroe 


248 


53 


166 


467 


1489 


491 


988 


2968 


1737 


544 


1154 


3435 


Montgomery 


183 


58 


140 


381 


1262 


382 


812 


2456 


1445 


440 


952 


2837 


Morgan 


241 


54 


156 


451 


1756 


585 


1014 


3355 


1997 


639 


1170 


3806 


New Madrid 


46 


9 


35 


90 


65 


19 


197 


281 


111 


28 


232 


371 


Newton 


211 


34 


203 


448 


647 


204 


861 


1712 


858 


238 


1064 


2160 


Nodaway 


184 


24 


182 


390 


1361 


327 


1232 


2920 


1545 


351 


1414 


3310 


Oregon 


249 


66 


179 


494 


1639 


479 


932 


3050 


1888 


545 


1111 


3544 


Osage 


312 


52 


210 


574 


1902 


585 


1178 


3665 


2214 


637 


1388 


4239 


Ozark 


153 


33 


143 


329 


815 


230 


1017 


2062 


968 


263 


1160 


2391 


Pemiscot 


13 


1 


22 


36 


30 


5 


66 


101 


43 


6 


88 


137 


Perry 


172 


35 


99 


306 


963 


290 


853 


2106 


1135 


325 


952 


2412 


Pettis 


187 


29 


125 


341 


1239 


357 


820 


2416 


1426 


386 


945 


2757 


Phelps 


173 


51 


102 


326 


891 


268 


647 


1806 


1064 


319 


749 


2132 


Pike 


316 


56 


191 


563 


1839 


546 


1164 


3549 


2155 


602 


1355 


4112 


Platte 


318 


68 


197 


583 


538 


117 


510 


1165 


856 


185 


707 


1748 


Polk 


139 


34 


115 


288 


642 


198 


914 


1754 


781 


232 


1029 


2042 


Pulaski 


179 


33 


93 


305 


648 


190 


518 


1356 


827 


223 


611 


1661 


Putnam 


254 


46 


241 


541 


1176 


351 


1000 


2527 


1430 


397 


1241 


3068 


Ralls 


166 


36 


138 


340 


997 


338 


736 


2071 


1163 


374 


874 


2411 


Randolph 


179 


28 


137 


344 


1261 


365 


807 


2433 


1440 


393 


944 


2777 


Ray 


105 


13 


75 


193 


837 


236 


686 


1759 


942 


249 


761 


1952 


Reynolds 


80 


23 


105 


208 


463 


138 


514 


1115 


543 


161 


619 


1323 


Ripley 


275 


71 


192 


538 


1091 


356 


928 


2375 


1366 


427 


1120 


2913 


Saint Charles 


277 


61 


202 


540 


739 


214 


636 


1589 


1016 


275 


838 


2129 


Saint Clair 


241 


65 


137 


443 


1733 


535 


993 


3261 


1974 


600 


1130 


3704 


Saint Francois 


161 


47 


101 


309 


548 


182 


534 


1264 


709 


229 


635 


1573 


Saint Louis 


523 


123 


297 


943 


381 


101 


309 


791 


904 


224 


606 


1734 


Sainte Genevieve 


210 


36 


70 


316 


1076 


275 


659 


2010 


1286 


311 


729 


2326 


Saline 


126 


29 


86 


241 


833 


213 


635 


1681 


959 


242 


721 


1922 


Schuyler 


109 


23 


100 


232 


774 


274 


595 


1643 


883 


297 


695 


1875 



























































16 






Archery 


Firearms 


Totals 






1 

County 


Doe 


Button 
Buck 


Antlered 
Buck 


Total 


Doe 


Button 
Buck 


Antlered 
Buck 


Total 


Doe 


Button 
Buck 


Antlered 
Buck 


Total 


Scotland 


313 


71 


226 


610 


1427 


408 


909 


2744 


1740 


479 


1135 


3354 


Scott 


48 


13 


40 


101 


179 


64 


227 


470 


227 


77 


267 


571 


Shannon 


130 


43 


114 


287 


841 


258 


745 


1844 


971 


301 


859 


2131 


Shelby 


270 


60 


164 


494 


1386 


410 


850 


2646 


1656 


470 


1014 


3140 


Stoddard 


238 


63 


170 


471 


520 


193 


494 


1207 


758 


256 


664 


1678 


Stone 


108 


24 


88 


220 


399 


117 


491 


1007 


507 


141 


579 


1227 


Sullivan 


260 


59 


217 


536 


1312 


382 


1069 


2763 


1572 


441 


1286 


3299 


Taney 


151 


50 


137 


338 


757 


218 


924 


1899 


908 


268 


1061 


2237 


Texas 


255 


61 


217 


533 


1530 


437 


1546 


3513 


1785 


498 


1763 


4046 


Vernon 


231 


52 


145 


428 


1274 


389 


832 


2495 


1505 


441 


977 


2923 


Warren 


176 


32 


113 


321 


834 


276 


643 


1753 


1010 


308 


756 


2074 


Washington 


91 


26 


107 


224 


624 


190 


714 


1528 


715 


216 


821 


1752 


Wayne 


219 


83 


210 


512 


1007 


348 


1056 


2411 


1226 


431 


1266 


2923 


Webster 


167 


42 


149 


358 


795 


252 


890 


1937 


962 


294 


1039 


2295 


Worth 


78 


13 


104 


195 


457 


114 


490 


1061 


535 


127 


594 


1256 


Wright 


151 


46 


131 


328 


809 


261 


812 


1882 


960 


307 


943 


2210 




Northwest 


2,467 


444 


2,244 


5,155 


16,353 


4,285 


14,506 


35,144 


18,820 


4,729 


16,750 


40,299 


Northeast 


3,495 


744 


2,627 


6,866 


19,824 


6,209 


13,772 


39,805 


23,319 


6,953 


16,399 


46,671 


Kansas City 


2,909 


592 


1,828 


5,329 


12,551 


3,730 


8,705 


24,986 


15,460 


4,322 


10,533 


30,315 


Central 


3,164 


768 


1,972 


5,904 


18,907 


5,937 


12,098 


36,942 


22,071 


6,705 


14,070 


42,846 


St. Louis 


2,487 


640 


1,517 


4,644 


8,079 


2,505 


6,408 


16,992 


10,566 


3,145 


7,925 


21,636 


Southwest 


2,646 


675 


2,360 


5,681 


13,039 


4,080 


13,220 


30,339 


15,685 


4,755 


15,580 


36,020 


Ozark 


2,251 


596 


1,789 


4,636 


12,577 


3,785 


10,987 


27,349 


14,828 


4,381 


12,776 


31,985 


Southeast 


2,048 


537 


1,572 


4,157 


7,875 


2,455 


8,275 


18,605 


9,923 


2,992 


9,847 


22,762 




^ 




























GRAND TOTAL 


21,467 


4,996 


15,909 


42,372 


109,205 


32,986 


87,971 


230,162 


130,672 


37,982 


103,880 


272,534